Section 10 | Almuñecar – Castell de Ferro
Discovering the Costa Tropical
The tenth EuroVelo8 stage covers 46 km and goes across the main tourist spots of the Costa Tropical. This route departs from Almuñécar and goes all the way through Salobreña, Motril and Calahonda until it gets to Castell de Ferro, offering amazing landscapes and lush meadows full of tropical fruit crops in its way thanks to the subtropical microclimate of the area, which registers 320 sunny days a year and an average temperature of 20ºC. The departing point of this stage is located at Peñón de San Cristóbal, in Almuñécar, and it rides its first 6 km along by the promenade until it connects to the N-340 road, where you will cycle through wide road shoulders towards the village of Salobreña. There, cycling between the beach and the castle, you will get to the promenade, which alternates with agricultural paths, until you reach the port of Motril, where the path takes you back to the N-340. There, after going up the beautiful port of Calahonda, you will descend to Castell de Ferro.